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by rena86 rena86 (New Member) New Member

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I am wondering what the job description for a school nurse consists of. An opening just came available in our small school district. I have worked in LTC and a medical clinic.

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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Provide for daily care of students with critical medical needs in the school setting. 
2. Substitute for nurse as needed at each school. 
3. Maintain a working knowledge of each designated student and his/her current condition and required care. 
4. Report to Director of Health Services for monthly assignments and necessary adjustments to schedule. 
5. Train staff on special procedures under the direction of Director or Health Services. 
6. Maintain training records. 
7. Perform such duties as maintaining a stable airway for student, feeding, toileting and caring for all other activities of daily living (ADL). 
8. Provide emergency care for the ill and injured, using first aid procedures and obtaining necessary assistance in cases of serious trauma and/or illness. 
9. Assist the Registered Nurse with referrals and follow-up for identified health problems as necessary to attain optimum health for each student. 
10.Assist the Registered Nurse to maintain accurate and complete health records on each student including immunization records, health history, screening results, referral and follow-up information. 
11.Assist the Registered Nurse in adhering to the Texas immunization law by securing records on each student and maintaining up to date health cards and computerized records. 
12.Advise the Registered Nurse of any communicable diseases (excluding and re-admission); so that the Registered Nurse can notify the health department of all reportable diseases. 
13.Dispense medication according to state law and district policy as delegated by the Registered Nurse. 
14.Communicate any family health needs or concerns to the supervising Registered Nurse. 
15.Actively support the philosophy of the school district and the total school program. 
16.Cooperate effectively with all student service departments, faculty and parents to meet the needs of students. 
17.Continue to pursue educational studies to maintain an optimal level of performance. 
18.Communicate with the supervising Registered Nurse any concerns related to child abuse and drug abuse cases. 
19.Maintain current skills in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) as required by the American Heart Association. 
20.Attend monthly health services staff meetings and other meetings required of staff members in school assigned. 
21.Ride the school bus and provide care for the student when being transported. 

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Thank you. There isn't an RN. It is a LPN for the entire school. She decided not to retire this year, but will next year.

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